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specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal of the health care reform law. permanent extension of the bush era tax cuts for everybody. along with new tax breaks for small businesses. a freeze in nonsecurity related federal hiring and a requirement that all new legislation pass a constitution check. those last two points are a nod to the tea party which by the way handed several republican candidates their hats in this year's primaries. some brand new polling is boosting republican hopes in the november senate races with one big exception. our cnn senior political editor joins me from d.c. with the stories behind these numbers. let me get started with the numbers. then i want to hear what you to say about it. in pennsylvania, former republican congressman pat toomey leads joe sestak 49% to 44%. wisconsin republican ron johnson leads three-term incumbent russ feingold, 5
of all of it. >>> theresa lewis scheduled to die tomorrow. the first execution of a virginia woman in nearly a century. next hour, a death penalty expert complains why she should not be put to death. you could switch for up to 600 highway miles on a single tank of gas. or the hundred-thousand mile powertrain warranty. over a thousand people a day are switching to chevy. they're not just trading in, they're trading up. qualified lessees can get low mileage lease on this 2011 malibu ls for around one ninety-nine a month. call for details. the switch to chevy starts at >>> you have to wonder what the vatican is thinking, and what it's going to do to prevent this nonstop stream of scandals. as if the sex scandals aren't enough, like in milwaukee where the archdiocese fired nine priests accused of sexually abusing children, and the now dead priest who had sexual contact with students at the school for the death. a report came out a couple of weeks ago that detailed sex abuse allegations in nearly every diocese in belgium. 13 alleged victims killed themselves, and now an
the american people vent if will you. interesting to me, i just spent a couple days in southeastern virginia for a big piece on publishing it tomorrow about sort of what happened in the obama mojo. take virginia. look, there were all of these obamacans. republicans who became obama fans in 2008. they crossed the aisle because they were inspired, just like some democrats were, and thought he was going to change things. i talk to democrats, republicans and independents in southeast virginia. they were basically saying, look, not angry at him. saying, we think he's a good man. we think he's got ideas and is trying, but basically said he tried to do too much too fast in the first 20 months or so, and the second thing they say, it's just a constant political environment, because of the economy. the economic issues, you and gloria were talking about that, frankly it's a throw the bums out kind of mentality. look what a couple voters we talked to, republ >> no matter how he spent his time during office and how well he represented his constituency, unfortunately the majority of citizen whose
of this forms a backdrop to the president's visit to a family home in falls church, virginia. >> and health care was one of those issues that we could no longer ignore. we couldn't ignore it because the cost of health care has been escalating faster than just about anything else. and i don't need to tell you all that. even if you you have health insurance, seen your co-payments, premiums skyrocket. even if you get health care from your employer, that employers' costs have skyrocketed and they're starting to pass more and more of those to their employees. more people don't get health care from their employers. >> now, republicans are vowing to undercut, some are actually vowing to repeal health reforms if they win control of the house. in the meantime, 20 different states are suing the federal court. in florida, calling health insurance mandates an unconstitutional power grab. basically saying that the u.s. government is not empowered to do some of the things they've done in health care reform. it's a little bit like an al capone case. it's got to do with the rights the federal government has to
. >>> state of virginia executed teresa lewis in a murder for hire case. the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. she was . >>> the obama administration says an immediate end to the military's policy of don't ask, don't tell may threaten combat operations. they made the response keeping gays from serving openly. >>> one of the biggest singing stars of the 1950s has died. the family of eddie fisher says he had never quite recovered from a recrept hip surgery. fisher sold millions of records and also had a number of marriages to hollywood beauties, as well. remember debbie reynolds? elizabeth taylor and connie stevens. he's survived by four children including carrie fisher. he was 82 years old. ♪ >>> tough new restrictions on the diabetes drug aand have yeah. it's going to stay on the market we are told but only type ii diabetes patients with no other option can take it and that's what sanjay gupta's talking about. >> people have been wanting a decision on this for some time because there were reports saying there's an increased risk of heart attack with this medication. in j
by showing the person who's getting a ticket images of yoga positions. >>> students from virginia tech one year a solar decathlon competition, a solar powered house can be comfortable and affordable. this state of the art home that's programmed to do almost everything on its own. it's this week's edge of discovery. >> reporter: welcome to the home of the future. when you wake up, the cold concrete floor warms up. your favorite music starts playing and coffee begins to brew. as you drive away, the house locks itself. >> it's the solar house that gets all of its energy from the sun. >> reporter: a group of virginia tech students designed the house to be completely automated. it even has panels that adjust to the changing weather outside. >> it will main 100% energy efficiency. however, no one likes to be completely controlled by a computer. >> you can overwrite any command. >> reporter: the house is about 600 square feet. >> you really have to convince people that they could live in here. the space saving solutions are a big selling point for us. >> in the bedroom, the kitchen and the living
to the plaza. these are trees llthat were partially grown in new york, i new jersey a pennsylvania and virginia, all locations with ties to what happened on 9/11. of course, this memorial will be built -- will be opened one year from today,n thene xton anniversary, and everyone is looking forward to that. people here w are leaving the ceremony are filled with emotion. many of them describe it as being very powerful each year, many family members tell us fewer and fewer families attend, but those who do sayhey do because they feel a need to be here. for others, it is far too painful an experience to repeat. but it is for many people here a ceremony that they would not want to miss in particula this year being no different. so once again, an interesting day to be sure to be a part of all this w we have a lot ahead us, fred, as you know. >> a lot of this in great contrast. apparently there will be some protests as well as demonstrations, those for and those against the islamic center that is proposed to be built just a few blocks away. a you'll be attending and covering those events as well, right
from a backyard in irfax, virginia. somebody's backyard. ro the topic of help for small business. small business is the growth engine ofco jobs in this countr. do they get eleaf? in the meantime, seniorhite house correspondent ed henry joins me to talk about taxes, politics, a stubborn economy and an election. ed? >> reporter: rig. as you lay that out, the new development here this morning, this afternoon is that this white house feels that over th weekend it sort of was a boehner blink if you will. the house republican leader sort of shifted his position. he was on cbs yesterday and was basically saying th he could support just moving forward on extending the bush taxuts for the middle class. as you just defined. individuals making $200,000 or less per year. families makes $250,000 oress we are year nap is the. obama position. remember, the president on friday gave republican as push at that news conference here at the white house and basically the middle class hostage. go forward with extending the middle class tax cuts and forget about the tax cuts for the rich. the republicans, lik
been issued for east coast of the u.s. from north carolina northeast ward to the north carolina/virginia border. the hurricane watch has been adjusted northward and extends from the state line there up to delaware. you can see that there. and we also have tropical storm warnings that have been issued from cape fear westward. that's including a much greater area here, warning people they need to be prepared for the storm. if you are in the warning area now, you need to rush everything you need to do before the hurricane arrives. rush to completion. make sure you have the three-supplies of food and water as well as batteries. your noaa weather radio because you could lose power. let's show you the latest forecast track. i don't think this has changed at all. it looks the same as the last advisory. i will read the discussion and see if there are notes if there but it looks the same, and the timing looks the same as well. the category 3 storm moving in. we will continue to monitor the situation. the winds getting rough. we are seeing live pictures of the carolinas, and you mentioned the rip
, virginia, this hour talking about the patients' bill of rights. we will take his comments live at 11:45 eastern time. >>> six months after passage of the president's signature health care bill, changes are kicking in. what they mean to you. >>> bonnie schneider is tracking the weather for us on this last day of summer. >> we are watching out for flooding due to a tropical depression in the southwest. phoenix getting hit hard with rain. hurricane season is not over by yeah means. we have a brand knew tropical thread in the caribbean that may affect the gulf later next week. i have the forecast as we welcome in fall. [ male announcer ] have something you love doing? cheerios could be your ticket to do it. big time. you could win a once in a lifetime chance to live your passion by choosing from ten never-dreamed-possible prizes. from a customized v.i.p. vacation, to a hollywood red carpet experience, to cooking with a celebrity chef, and more. find details on specially marked boxes of cheerios. why cheerios? because whatever you love doing, you'll need a healthy heart to do it. ♪ >>>
in west virginia. in fact, in the 2008 election, john mccain won that state. alex mooney is going to have a story for us in the next hour about meg whitman. we'll get back to that with alex next hour. but let's talk about this story. chris christie, the new jersey governor, ali, came out of nowhere. showed that chivalry is still alive in politics. certainly in new jersey, meg whitman who is running for governor in california was heckled at an event chris christie was at with her. he stood up and stared down the heckler. i tell you what, if i am in a bar room fight while i think i'd like to have you by my side, i want chris christie to have my back. >> have you forgotten about the bar room fights we've been in in our cross country journeys on the cnn election express? i saved you many times. >> what stays on road. please keep it on the road. >> you were promoting alex mooney because he's going to have something later on? >> he'll have something at 2:45 about meg whitman, something she's not necessarily going to be happy about. >> all right, very good. we look forward to seeing you both. th
're right. i'm about 20 miles outside of washington, d.c. right now. virginia, a democratic state in 2008. president obama took it back, however, in 2009, t.j., we saw republicans take back the governorship. republicans are hoping to pick up a couple seats in this state in their quest for at least 39 seats. the number, t.j., that they need to take back the house of representatives. you're right i got to spend about a half hour with republican national committee chairman michael steele, t.j., as we grove out here, very interesting things to say to me. >> we have watched as this government has ignored the people. and has acted in a way in which they have dismissed, they have name called, and they have just put out of their minds what's important. what's important to america. well, guess what? we take the country back by firing pelosi. we take the country back by retiring harry reid. >> reporter: there you go. there's michael steele in washington, d.c. right before he left to head into virginia, t.j. let me tell you, a couple things he had to say to me on the way out here to fairfax, 20 mime
on to richmond, virginia, from here. he was in new mexico and also madison, wisconsin. those were both yesterday. the president just getting started. we'll go back to the president when it's time for quen and answer. that's where we're seeing -- you never know what is going to happen in the q&a. he maukes the familiar comments. you never know what the q&a. one question he god yet was about his christian faith and his answer to that got a lot of attention. you never know in the q&a what's going to happen. but when the questions start up, we're going to monitor. this anything jumps out, we'll take you back there. we'll take you back there live. the president just getting started in des moines, iowa. >>> also live, to the capitol right now. a senate committee is taking a look into the release of the only man convicted in a bombing of that pan am jet over lockerbie, scotland. scottish officials freed that man after a terminal cancer diagnosis. been told that he wouldn't live much longer when released. well now that's 13 months later into this thing. he is still alive and kicking in libya. >>> also,
virginia, if the republicans, if they win back the senate, one of the places to do it is west virginia where a democratic seat held for over 50 years by the late senator byrd, there's a big battle there right now. the democratic governor manchin is a special candidate. the republican nominee raci and new ads on both sides nasty there in west virginia. we'll keep our eyes on that contest. again, if the republicans, if they win back control of the senate, one of the places to do it may be west virginia. talk about a rock star from new jersey. not springsteen or bon jovi. saw him last year in concert. very good. chris christie. the republican governor of the state and he's really turning into a republican rock star. he's been the man in demand on the campaign trail this year for republicans just like clinton for the democrats in a way. and we're learning from republican sources that christie's right here in washington today to kind of give a pep talk to house republicans just before they close it out and head back on the campaign trail. remember last year, christie pulled a big upset in t
in about a week. >>> governor bob mcdonnell has brought the state of virginia one step close tore expecting a woman -- to executing a woman for the first time in almost a century. the governor rejected a clemency request for teresa lewis. attorneys say the 41-year-old grandmother is borderline mentally retarded. she told cnn she's sorry and wishes she could undo her crime. lewis is set to receive a lethal injection on thursday. she plotted the murder of her husband and stepson in 2002. the tw triggermen received life without parole. >>> new york state police say there are at least six fatalities at the scene of a vehicle accident on interstate 87. emergency workers are still trying to confirm the identities of the victims. it's not known how many people were injured. >>> while karl fizzles out over texas and mexico, bermuda is preparing for the arrival of a massive storm. jacqui jeras joins us now from the cnn hurricane headquarters. going to be hurricane headquarters for quite a while now. >> yeah. definitely is. can't hear me? >> having trouble hearing jacqui. got the mike on? >> can you
the democratic opponent. >> enough of barack obama and nancy pelosi? enough of the attacks on west virginia jobs ? yifou had enough, david mckinley for congress. >>> a church destroy on 9/11 still planning to rebuild nine years later. why the members say th're not getting enough help. i didn't miss a premium payment for 10 years. the minute i got sick, i lost my insurance. not anymore. america's healthcare reforms change lives for the better. to find out how it can help you, visit us at am when you approach things from a different perspective, you don't end up with just another car. you end up with the all-new saab 9-5 luxury sport sedan. iaiaiaiabetes. and i'm worried if i lose my job, i won't be able to afford insurance. not anymore. america's healthcare reforms change liv for the better. to see how it can help you, visit at >>> as the debate over the proposed islamic center near ground zero rages on, there is another fight over another place of worship virtually at the same site. marynow has that story. >> reporter: this is the last known image of st. nicholas mome
back-to-school pep talk with the nation's students. coming up, a chat with a virginia teacher who was face-to-face with the president on monday. >>> cuba's seismic shift. a half million government workers getting pink slips. >>> gornlg i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> a tea party favorite and a gop candidate locked in a tight race, a long-time congressman battles ethics charges and five opponents. it is primary election day in seven states and the district of columbia. we are spotlighting the hot races. paul steinhauser joining us live from washington, d.c. paul, delaware and, let's say, new hampshire top our list because of what we like to call the tea party factor. >> reporter: you are absolutely right. this last big round of primaries this year, and you've got that kind of crisis going on there on the republican side in the primaries. tea party backed candidates and conservative candidates taking on and gaining strength at the expense of the mainstream republican candidates. long-time did republican candidate mike ca
, virginia beach, norfolk area. another tornado warning that includes these cities with this cell that's moving northeast across the newport news through the chesspy. that's in effect for the next 20 minutes as well. no confirmed reports of these tornadoes touching down. radar indicated. there's been a lot of wind in these cells also. williamsburg, one report of a tree down here and -- that fell on top of a car and one person injured there. this is a dangerous situation that we're going to be dealing with for a good 12 to 18 hours more. more rain coming in to wilmington. it wants to push off to the east but having a hard time doing that. we have flash flood warnings and watches from north carolina to the canadian border here for the next 36 to 48 hours. heavy rainfall and in some cases flooding rain. good news is, once we get through this, kyra, it will be a pretty nice weekend. got to get through it first. >> got to get there. thanks, rob. >>> johnson & johnson' ceo william welldon on capitol hill testifying about the company's recall of contaminated medicines. he did not appear when
're talking about here. stretching from atlanta on up into parts of the carolinas into the virginias as well. those flood watches have been posted here because we're going to be getting a whole heck of a lot of rain in the next couple days. anywhere between three and six inches. widespread can be expected. and isolated heavier amounts. when we start seeing these squall lines that aren't moving too fast, that's where we'll see rain begin to pile up. we've got delays 45 minutes out of atlanta as a result of the low clouds and the rain showers that we're having. and this is all spreading on up towards the north and to the east. so if you have travel plans, say, in the mid-atlantic in the northeastern corridor tomorrow, expect travel delays as a result of that, too. here you can see our forecast precip in the next 48 hours in cities like roanoke down towards charlotte and just southeast of atlanta is where we're expecting some of the heaviest accumulations as well. we're also keeping our eye on the tropics. matthew is done and gone, but still bringing heavy rain across parts of mexico. we've got
virginia, across pennsylvania, ohio. let's do this. let's go to the video from the marcellus shale coalition. the gas deposit could be worth $2 trillion i today's prices. shale gas production already accounts for about one-fifth of the country's gas production, and the current rate is expected to provide half of the nation's gas by 2030. this was in june we got this report from our affiliate ofwja out of clead rfield, pennsylvan, and there was a leak and polluted drilling water pouring out for 16 hours. no one lived nearby, and no one was injured. no homes within a mile of that. still, these are the stakes. there are massive economic consequences at a time when we are moving more in the direction of natural gas and looking for a way to be energy independent inside the u.s. >> the big question is whether or not tis process is safe, and the answer depends on whom you ask. chris tucker is a spokesman for energy in-depth, which reps natural gas producers from washington, and josh forks, a fill maker behind "gas" tell us why you made this documentary, josh, and what you found. >
off the carolina coast, but off the virginia coast, the delaware coast, the jersey shore, up past massachusetts. you could have power outages that could be unbelievable. many places you could have up to millions of people without power. and speaking of the winds that could provide the power outages, wind gusts expected, possibly as we get to the evening hours, an 80-mile-per-hour gusts or stronger. waves 25 to 30 feet and storm surge, two to three feet. we talk about how rough it could be up and down the shore. already we're getting live information coming in. buoy data, quickly coming in. let's see, wind speeds there in the water of 22 miles per hour. some of the wave heights have been pretty significant. some up to 29 feet in fact. then what we're going to be seeing as we make our way through the rest of the afternoon, evening. as some of this really begins to intensify, the farther north the storm goes, the more intense the winds are going to be felt, eventually off the delmarva peninsula. some people in charlotte, you're not going to feel much. but over towards raleigh and you
% at the same time. terrible news for president clinton. midterm elections, out in west virginia, a seat held by robert byrd, quite frankly one of the most famous senators ever to serve in the united states senate, republicans think they have a shot at that seat. of course, byrd died earlier this year. there is a place holder. the popular governor is running for the seat but the national senatorial committee is spending over $1 million to run radio ads against the governor, trying to play off the president's low approval rating. let's close out with this, the cnn 100. this is your road map to the midterm elections, picking the 100 top house races. today we look at north dakota. earl pomeroy, republicans think they have a shot at that seat. >> thank you. next political update in an hour. for the latest political news, you can go -- you know where to go,, of course. interesting grooming. thanks. i got the idea from general mills big g cereals. they put a white check on the top of every box to let people know that their cereals have healthy whole grain, and they're the right choi
virginia. that's my greatest concern. >> i think the mental part of this is going to be difficult, being away from friends and family, but i think what we'll remember is that we're doing it for people who have lost their lives and they never will see friends and family again. so i think that's what's going to continue to push us forward. >> we want to support this couple. we want you to as well. they have logged 400 miles in five days and are documenting their progress on their website. here is the website, >>> middle east peace talkers finish up the second round. ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ [ technician ] are you busy? management just sent over these new technical manuals. they need you to translate them into portuguese. by tomorrow. [ male announcer ] ducati knows it's better for xerox to manage their global publications. so they can focus on building amazing bikes. with xerox, you're ready for real business. >>> the second round of middle east peace talks has ended in
them to the polls in virginia, or massachusetts. how is the president going to convince people do this one for me again. >> he says please. please come out and vote. it's interesting because i think the white house is trying to do two different things. on the one hand, you talk to political trat gist, and they say these are hand-to-hand combat races, local races, local issues. it's not going to be a referendum on barack obama but they are turning it into a referendum on barack obama because they probably believe he is the only one who can get these people out to vote. he has to give them a reason, candy. he has to give them a message. we were out in ohio and we interviewed democratic voters. you ask what's the message of this midterm election from the democrats, and they had no idea. so what the president is going to do is try and use this tax cut issue as a message and say, we want to make the tax cuts for the middle class permanent and the republicans are going to try to hold that hostage because they don't want to raise taxes on the wealthy. that's kind of the last-ditch effort
virginia beach and into north carolina. and then think about that big blob of cloud cover that's still to come. that could be another 6 inches of rainfall on top of these areas. >> what's going on at airports in the northeast? >> at least two hours. >> wow. >> about 20% to 30% of the planes not e even making it. just being canceled. if there's an 80 seat maximum on a plane, 50 seats full, you can get two planes into one plane. >> just be patient. how long does this go on for? >> 24 more hours. >> chad, thanks very much. >>> shocking numbers to tell you about. they involve our fighting men and women. but they are not based on the battlefield. i'll tell you when i come back. >>> let me bring you up to date with some of the top stories we're following here at cnn. the army says four soldiers who died over the week apparently took their own lives. all four were from ft. hood, texas. all were decorated veterans from the war in iraq or afghanistan. if confirmed as suicides, it would be in addition to 14 other suicides on the base this year. >>> the commercial department says the economy grew
, and then moved to west virginia. this was the radar from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. this blazes up and cruises across new york harbor and queens and brooklyn. that is the cell that may have produced a tornado. the more i-reports we look at it looks like it was probably a tornado. the national weather service is out there surveying the damage to determine that for a fact. from all we have seen, it was nasty storm. that front has gone through. these two fronts were protecting us from igor. are they fast enough and strong enough to move igor away from bermuda? that's the question. this one, bay the way, is fairly chilly, bringing in fall-like air. we are in a busy hurricane season. this is hurricane karl, category 3 storm. it is making landfall right across a cro cross mexico. the winds from this are smaller than igor but will slam into the mountains there and head to mexico city and by the time it gets to that el vague, typically they don't have punch. there will be mud slides. igor, winds of 120 miles an hour. this has not moved much at all. we are still looking for it to be very close if not directly
's doing to be in new mexico tonight. iowa, wisconsin, as well as richmond, virginia. the next few days you're going to see him really amp this up, ali. >> speak about amping it up, nice job from you, my friend. good to see you again. >> well, you know, i don't know if it's a hollywood style performance but, you know. >> excellent. award winning, no question about that. ed, good to see you, my friend. listen, we're going to try out -- thank you, yes, we're up for an emmy award tonight. if i don't tell you about that tomorrow, don't bring it up. >> well, yeah. you know, i'm just a little worried that what did oliver stone call you, the bald dome? >> the bald dome is going all the way. >> i'm just quoting him, the bald dome. is that bald dome going to be able to get in the time warner tomorrow? you have to admit, that's going to be pretty big. >> this will always be a part of my life, the stakeout with ed henry. good to see you, my friend. ed henry at the white house. >>> it is time now in case you didn't get enough politics out of ed, time for cnn equals politics update right now with two of
be a problem for many of you out toward virginia beach, ocean city and the florida coastline is going to be an issue, too. but also by the afternoon. >>> scattered showers and storms might cause delays and any picnics. keep that in mind. in terms of your temperatures it's going to be a sizzling day in parts of the desert southwest. in new york, another day. highs back into the 80s once again. enjoy it while you can. that's the latest. back to you, jim. >>> looks like a great weather forecast for a big part of the country. we're glad for that. appreciate it. >> a new medical study is giving teens what they want. a reason to sleep in like they need another reason. researchers say starting school later improves performance in the classroom. and we'll find out more in just a few moments. with so many to choose from it's hard to see the difference. but this is the way most dent. fact is, more dentists brush with an oral-b toothbrush than any other brush. ♪ if you could see what your dentist sees, you'd reach for an oral-b toothbrush too. oral-b. there's no way to hide it. sir, have you
. with the president's panes in virginia on monday in a suburban backyard for an hour and a half he took questions from the residents of this neighborhood. not once in those 90 minutes was the war with afghanistan, was iraq, was the military ever mentioned either by the president or any of about 20 people who asked him questions. how do each of you view this apparent lack of interest or weariness with what's happening there? >> i think for a lack of interest or weariness for all the people who didn't speak about it or think about it, i think there's millions more americans that really do understand what the american soldier is going through, and i'm not doing it right now. i'm still a soldier, but at the same time, i'm proud. i'm so proud to say i'm with the 173rd. i am stoked that i can say, i'm with the rock. battle hard. i'm proud right now of being on the attachment team, serving and they're out in doing it again. and if other people don't know, well, hopefully they'll listen to this and they'll remember that there's men and women out there every single day giving everything for their country. >> y
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